24 days in India Itinerary

24 days in India Itinerary

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Jaipur
— 1 night
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Agra
— 1 night
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Nainital
— 3 nights
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Leh
— 5 nights
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Manali
— 3 nights
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Goa
— 6 nights
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Jaipur — 1 night

Pink City

Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
On the 2nd (Fri), stop by Satyam Silver, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and then take a memorable excursion with The Rustic Paths.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Jaipur online trip itinerary maker.

Washington DC, USA to Jaipur is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Jaipur. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in August, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Agra.
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Tours · Childrens Museums · Museums · Shopping
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Agra — 1 night

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dayal Bagh, steep yourself in history at Saha Burj, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Agra trip planner.

You can fly from Jaipur to Agra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Agra sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Nainital.
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Historic Sites · Spas
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Nainital — 3 nights

The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Step off the beaten path and head to Goddess Naina Devi and High Altitude Zoo. Bring the kids along to Bhimtal Lake and Hanuman Garhi. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Eco Cave Gardens, explore the activities along Nainital Lake, stroll through Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary, and contemplate the long history of Governor's House Raj Bhawan.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nainital trip planner.

Traveling by car from Agra to Nainital takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Leh.
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Leh — 5 nights

The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tanglang La and Likir Gompa. Step out of Leh to go to Hemis and see Hemis Monastery, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, examine the collection at Hall of Fame, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, and explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Hill.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Leh trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Nainital to Leh by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Manali.
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Manali — 3 nights

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Beas Kund and Himvalley Manali Amusement & Culture Park. Explore hidden gems such as Bhrigu Lake and Parvati Valley. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and appreciate the views at Solang Valley.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Manali trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Leh to Manali takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to fly to Goa.
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Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
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Goa — 6 nights

On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Explore hidden gems such as Majorda Beach and Mobor Beach. Kids will enjoy Betalbatim Beach and Shantadurga Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Goa: Karwar (Sadashivgad Fort & Karwar Beach). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cansaulim Beach, walk around Margao Municipal Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Bom Jesus, and steep yourself in history at Palacio do Deao.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Goa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Manali to Goa takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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India travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.
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